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Lourdes Woehl Nowalk

March 12, 1936 ~ October 12, 2017 (age 81)

Lourdes Woehl Nowalk, age 81, formerly of Greensburg, PA, passed away on October 12,2017, with her devoted husband, Thomas, at her side. She was the daughter of Joseph and  Isabelle Woehl, and sister of Joseph Woehl III, all of whom preceded her in death. Her surviving family include her husband, Thomas Paul Nowalk, and her seven children and their families: Isabelle Moldovan (Martin), Samuel, Nathaniel and Jesse; Thomas (Xiao Hong), Sarah Meng Yi and Teresa Tian Yi; Catherine Shea (James), Daniel, Thomas and Jack; Mary Mayhew (Charles); Patricia Mokrzycki (Gregg), Haile, Finn and August; Andrew (Amy Brinkos), Max, James and Peter; and Joseph (Nancy), Anna, Mac, Laura and Casey. Born March 12, 1936, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Lourdes attended Holy Angels Academy High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount University in Tarrytown, New York and worked as a Speech Pathologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Lourdes married the love of her life, Thomas, in 1960. She managed a busy household and was a consummate housewife and mother who showered her boundless love on numerous friends, relatives and neighbors over the years. She was a student of the liberal arts, with an appreciation for literature, music and fine arts. Her passion, curiosity, and eye for fine art led her to become a collector. She opened her own art business, Lascaux Fine Art, when her children were grown .Lourdes collected and sold paintings, prints, and other fine art in New York City, Washington,DC, and internationally .Lourdes’ greatest passion was her family and friends. Her heart and home were open to all. She delighted in entertaining family, friends, and countless friends of her children whom she treated like her own. Her true joys were her husband of 57 years, her children and beloved grandchildren. Lourdes was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She also drew tremendous strength and inspiration from her Roman Catholic faith, which guided her throughout her life. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 16, from 2:00-4:00 p.m and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes  (222 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216).  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 17, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anne Church (400 Hoodridge Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15234) followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurray, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Westmoreland Museum of American Art (

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